Last fall, a 31-truck United Nations convoy laden with wheat flour,
health supplies, and emergency aid left Syrian government-controlled
western Aleppo bound for thousands of civilians in the opposition-held
countryside. UN banners hung from the front and sides of each truck.
After extensive negotiations, Syria’s government approved the aid
convoy, its movements coordinated at every step. Its progress was even
monitored by a Russian drone.
Damaged medical supplies after an airstrike on Urm al-Kubra town, western Aleppo city, Syria September 20, 2016
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